Mckayla Ingram gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Sunday, July 26, early in the morning. He was born not breathing and didn't begin to breathe for about 5 minutes. After that, everything was seeming to go amazingly with her first baby, until things took a turn for the worst.
The doctors ran their routine tests on Mckaylas baby, Kayzen, and quickly realized that he wasnt circulating blood properly and that his oxygen levels were dangerously low. The doctors initially thought it was a problem with Kayzens lungs and that he potentially swallowed fecal matter during delivery. They started him on antibiotics, and continued to monitor here in Fort St John. They soon realized that even when they had him on oxygen, which should have raised his status more than 1 or 2 points like it was, that it must be a problem with the heart.
Him and his mom were flown to bc children's hospital in Vancouver, where they ran more tests and confirmed that there is a problem with his heart. His heart is not pumping out enough blood as one of the valves is too small, and Kayzen is going to be having open heart surgery. He is going to need follow up surgeries as well.
We are asking the community for help so that finances are the last of Kayzens families concerns right now. To help with the expenses of being there, to help make sure that everything is covered for when they get home (rent, utilities, etc.), and for their journey back when they get to come home, as the hospital won't be flying them home.
Right now, I just hope that finances can be the last of their concerns! So that they can focus on giving Kayzen all the love they can, and stay strong to help him through this!!
- Jennifer Read
- Bonnie Ashford
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